Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cappa Magna Americano


Cappa Magna Americano - Terrance Nelson, 2010
8 x 8 acrylic on canvas.

An American Archbishop who enjoys his job.
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13 comments:

j. said...

i love it. i wish you showed him in another "ordinary" context, though, like you did good pope john xxiii on a drive. remember those paintings you posted on AR of that artist who portrayed Our Lady of Guadalupe doing 'ordinary' things like putting the crown on her head, etc.?

Terry Nelson said...

I did have plans to do that but I thought this looked more surreal - kind of like a drugstore ad or something.

Tom in Vegas said...

The likeness of this painting is extraordinary, Terry. You did a superb job of extracting (or infusing) a genuine facial expression on this portrait.

With the remodeling I haven't had much time to work on my paintings, unfortunately.

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Tom - I appreciate your comments very much.

Georgette said...

I love the expression!! Photo perfect, as they say! :)

Tara said...

He's got the BEST look on his face!

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Tara! He's a sweet guy, isn't he?

Alipius said...

That's really cool! I like the archbishop's smile and the way the train of the cappa is floating around in the air. The whole thing has a very lighthearted touch to it. Kudos!

Terry Nelson said...

Alipius - Thanks very much - I like Schwester Robusta too.

Gardenia said...

oh lovely. the colors, the archbishop's expression, it looks like he's flying on air. you are very talented. I just found your blog. actually, I'm here from angela M's site.

doughboy said...

it's even better in person. his face is so happy. brings a smile to my face. my parents think it's hilarious.

RaeMarie said...

I love this. He looks so endearing. May I have permission to re-post this picture?

Terry Nelson said...

RaeMarie - sorry - just picked up on your cvomment - but of course you may re-post the painting. Thanks!